Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way rather than inputting your domain inside the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to protect the data of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.